Neither the wireless or wired LAN then worked. So I installed the Intel drivers for both (files R155386.EXE and R82742.EXE from the intel driver download site) , and made sure I was using the latest BIOS.
The icon for the wireless started to appear in the notification area bottom right, like it used to under 2000.
When I hover it says "Wireless network found. Double click to connect to a wireless network". But when I double click nothing happens.
There is an "Intel® PROSet/Wireless" program running but it does not respond.
Utilisation goes to 100% because of 2 processes - ZcfgSvc.exe and iFrmewrk.exe, which from my searches are Intel Wireless programs.
When I boot up under Win 2000 again the wireless works fine.
Tried a zyxel USB wireless dongle, including installing their software, but it wont run.
Have a Vodafone Mobile Connect USB device and it connect me to the internet with not problem.